The seasonally-appropriate schnapps gains most of its popularity (or notoriety, take your pick) through a variety of shot recipes. However, the following recipe developed by Dr. Bamboo for a Thursday Drink Night calls for the use of peppermint schnapps…as a rinse!
Clocking in at 90-proof, I love this concept of using the Hiram Walker Peppermint Schnapps as a rinse to your cocktail glass. Plus, with a schnapps as flavor-packed as this one, it’s icy, minty zest still manages to make its subtle presence known.
Daring enough to be different? Give the Garnet recipe a try:
Garnet (created by Craig Mrusek, Dr. Bamboo)
1.5 oz. Rye (recommend a high-proof brand like Wild Turkey, Rittenhouse, etc.)
1.5 oz. Averna
.25 oz. Demerara simple syrup
2 dashes Regans’ orange bitters
Shake everything with ice and strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass that’s been rinsed with Hiram Walker Peppermint Schnapps. Garnish with a pinch of ground cloves.
Looking for a simpler musing from Dr. B? Read his take on the Madras in his December column for Bar None Drinks. You’ll find my monthly contribution there as well.